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The ‘Suicide’ Battalion’s Chemist

November 7, 2022 — 
In the Armes Building at UM’s Fort Garry campus hangs a plaque commemorating Henry P. Armes, for whom the building is named.

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Green wreath with poppies and a purple ribbon. On the ribbon are the words Lest We Forget.

Finding meaning in remembrance

November 10, 2021 — 
War and conflict remain a reality for many people in the world

Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing, the final resting place for nearly 12,000 First World War servicemen.

The Conversation: First World War poet Wilfred Owen, treated for shell shock, carried readers into the horror of war

November 6, 2020 — 
Owen’s 'Dulce et Decorum Est' has an unambiguous anti-war message, and it works skillfully to immerse the reader in a subsuming, visceral representation of the lived experience of the frontline soldier

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Two plaques and two photographs for world war one engineering faculty memorial

Price Faculty of Engineering

Remembering Our Fallen

November 8, 2019 — 
When WWI took hold of the globe, engineering students at the University of Manitoba put down their pencils, packed their bags, and headed overseas to serve their country in a fight for freedom and peace.

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Telegram to the family of a fallen soldier

‘Mother, it’s terrible the things we see over here’

November 11, 2018 — 
The experience of one soldier can serve to convey the fragility of life and the tragedy of war as it impacts the lives of those left behind

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Crosses & Poppies

The Roll of the Fallen

November 9, 2018 — 
1,119 individuals represented the University of Manitoba in the service of their country, according to the Roll of the Fallen

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Mightier than the Sword

Desautels Faculty of Music

Art as an instrument for peace

November 6, 2018 — 
In a collaboration of multi-faculty arts at the University of Manitoba, …Mightier than the Sword marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War


Elvina Mukhamedshina on duty at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France.

Alumni Abroad: Sharing the story of sacrifice

November 5, 2018 — 
There are two little pieces of Canada in northern France, and every year university students are sent over to tell their story

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Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing, the final resting place for nearly 12,000 First World War servicemen.

Alumni Insights: All is Quiet (Cycling the Ypres Salient)

November 5, 2018 — 
'Cycling the Ypres Salient was an amazingly educational and emotional experience'

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HMS Cornwallis ship supporting the evacuation of Suvla in December

Faculty of Arts

UM joins First World War commemoration

October 30, 2018 — 
The World Remembers commemorates the millions of people who lost their lives in the First World War from Canada and fifteen participating nations

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